An analysis of NY State Pistol & Rifle Association, Inc. v. Bruen

On June 23, 2022, the United States Supreme Court in a case called NY State Pistol & Rifle Association v. Bruen decided that New York’s penal statute which required a particularized showing of “proper cause” in order to obtain a wear and carry pistol permit was unconstitutional. The second amendment guarantees to all citizens the personal right of self defense. States may prohibit a permit to convicted felons, persons with mental health problems, drug or alcohol addiction, or persons who refuse to be fingerprinted. But more wear and carry handgun permits are on the horizon. Serge and Clarke analyze the case and discuss what this means for law enforcement officers and others.